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DRAM8020 - Performance Ensemble 8

Title:Performance Ensemble 8
Long Title:Performance Ensemble 8
Module Code:DRAM8020
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Drama
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Deirdre Collins
Module Description: An artistic public production of a theatre work, requiring advanced performance, technical or management skills
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 demonstrate a level of skill and knowledge appropriate to the professional sphere
LO2 reflect on the experience of the cumulative learning process
LO3 demonstrate interpretative insight and imagination as applied to a set text
LO4 contribute effectively to ensemble work either in a leadership role or by taking direction
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

13116 DRAM8019 Performance Ensemble 7
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Theatre Skills
Articulation of an individual specialism within the context of a public performance
Ensemble Skills
Team Work, Group Dynamics, Role Hierarchy, Leadership Skills, Self-Awareness, Interpersonal and intrapersonal awareness
Critical Evaluation
Evaluation of and reflection on personal and group work practices towards a performance
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Reflective Journal Personal response to the process and outcome of input to the production 2 20.0 Every Week
Performance Evaluation Continuous assessment of group engagement and final performance 1,2,3,4 80.0 Every Week
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Rehearsals 8.0 Every Week 8.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Individual practice and study 6.0 Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 14.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 14.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 8.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Module lecturer, List of appropriate reading material will be provided by the lecturer
  • Bogart, Anne 2012, Conversations with Anne, Theatre Communications Group [ISBN: 978-1559363]
  • Bogart, Anne 2014, What's the Story: Essays about Art, Theatre and Storytelling, Routledge London [ISBN: 978-041575000]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Zarilli, P. 2002, Acting ReConsidered, Routledge London [ISBN: 041526300X]
  • Linklater, K. 2006, Freeing the Natural Voice, Drama Publishers USA [ISBN: 0896762505]
  • Hodge, Alison 2010, Actor Training, 2nd Ed., Routledge London [ISBN: 978045471688]
  • Marshall, L. 2001, The Body Speaks, Methuen [ISBN: 0413771148]
  • Oida, Y. 2007, An Actor's Tricks, Methuen London [ISBN: 041377449X]
  • Oida, Y. 2002, An Actor Adrift, Methuen London [ISBN: 0413658406]
  • Sterne, L. & Jill Gold 2016, Stage Management, 11th Ed., Allyn & Bacon USA [ISBN: 9781138124462]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GTHDR_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theatre and Drama Studies 8 Mandatory

Cork Institute of Technology
Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Cork

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